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EA First was born out of an ethos to make a difference that sets us out from the crowd. With many years of recruitment experience, a proven track record for valuing relationships, we stand ready to demonstrate something different.

Whether you are looking to recruit into your team, or searching for opportunities for yourself, our Expert Advisers are here to support you in opening those doors.

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Matthew Marshall
Matthew Marshall

Director

For me it’s about listening and understanding the needs of my clients, and then managing the process to ensure they get the best possible candidate...

Damian Bicknell
Damian Bicknell

Managing Consultant

​Following a successful part of my career, with a global staffing and recruitment organisation, I am now very excited to bring my determination and...

Lucy Warwick
Lucy Warwick

Business Manager

Over the last three years I have specialised in Senior Interim Finance recruitment, most recently the newly qualified permanent market. I have had ...

Chris Sims
Chris Sims

Senior Business Manager

​Dedicated to delivering the brightest and most talented Marketing, Digital, Creative, PR and Account Handling candidates in the marketplace across...

Lauren Ramsey
Lauren Ramsey

Senior Business Manager

​Following a successful three and a half years working for a global organisation, I am now very much looking forward to bringing my knowledge and e...

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Meet the Team

Feel free to read the profiles of some of the most experienced recruitment operators in the market, and why we chose to work for EA First. Whether you need advice on how best to sell your CV, or what roles and paths to consider, our Advisors stand ready to support you.  

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Finance
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Human Resources
Human Resources
Marketing
Marketing
Sales
Sales
Information Technology
Information Technology
Technical
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Executive Search
Executive Search
Finance
Finance

Within Finance recruitment we can provide permanent and interim solutions across all sectors and industries ranging from Pharma, Technology, Manufacturing, FMCG, Financial Services, Not for Profit, Public Sector and many others.Candidates and clients have a plethora of choices of who they partner with, but we can proudly boast the experience of some of the most successful finance recruiters in the market, who can ensure a tailored approach, bu...

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Featured Vacancies

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Senior Software Developer

Negotiable

Permanent

Posted 3 days ago

Excited to announce we are going live with multiple Software Developer roles with an exciting client. This ...

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Interim Management Accountant

£40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum

Temporary

Posted 3 days ago

I am thrilled to be exclusively working with a fast growing organisation in Newmarket. This entrepreneurial...

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Bookkeeper/Bank & Cashbook Admin

Negotiable

Permanent

Posted 8 days ago

We are looking for a Bookkeeper/Bank & Cashbook Admin to start with a Cambridge based client on a full-time...

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Junior Management Accountant

Negotiable

Permanent

Posted 9 days ago

I am exclusively working with a Cambridgeshire brand in securing them a Junior Management Accountant. In th...

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Management Accountant

£30000 - £40000 per annum

Permanent

Posted 9 days ago

We are looking for a part qualified Management Accountant with a strong ambition for career progression and...

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BI Developer

£50000 - £60000 per annum

Permanent

Posted 10 days ago

We are representing a really exciting Cambridge based organisation. The BI Developer will be responsible fo...

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Finance Assistant

Negotiable

Temporary

Posted 11 days ago

Letchworth Garden City based client is working exclusively with us to secure a Finance Assistant with them ...

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Purchase Ledger Trainee

Negotiable

Permanent

Posted 11 days ago

We are exclusively working for a Cambridgeshire organisation who pride themselves in offering individuals o...

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Testimonials

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Having known the management team of EA First for several years I have been impressed that they truly believe in building a long term working relationship. The first year of working with them resulted in several successful hires which has been followed up over the last 2 years with regular professional contact received whilst I was not recruiting which has also impressed me. Happy to recommend!





Julia Phillips, Finance Director - ARM

I've known Dave for about 8 years now which is some going given how often you see recruiters come and go. What stands out about David is his commitment to a working relationship that might not pay out for many years, as was the case with me! Very friendly, down to earth and easy to engage with. He still keeps in touch like clockwork which is a testament to his character. 

Peter Mullins, Director -

You know what you get with these guys and that’s a dedication to providing an above average service. They care, they listen, they go the extra mile and they find very good candidates! Never feels like they are selling to me and I feel confident they will give me honest feedback and advice. Would happily recommend.

Sam Bowker, Head of Recruitment - Wellcome Sanger Institute

I had a short term IT contract that I needed support with and needed to move quickly. Whilst the role wasn’t complex, the challenge was finding the quality of candidate I wanted for such a short assignment. I worked with Matt and it was a good, slick and successful process. His network and relationships are clearly strong as he found the candidate I needed and clearly sold the opportunity in the right way to help that person see past the short-term nature of the role.

Peter Jackson, MD - Stafford House - CEG

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